Fong Sai-yuk

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Fong Sai-yuk (方世玉)
Information
Gendermale
Occupationmartial artist
AffiliationSouthern Shaolin Monastery
Fighting styleShaolin Kung Fu
FamilyFong Tak (father)
Miu Tsui-fa (mother)
OriginZhaoqing City, Guangdong Province, Qing dynasty
NationalityChinese
Fong Sai-yuk
Chinese方世玉

Fong Sai-yuk (or Fang Shiyu) was a (possibly fictional) Chinese martial artist and folk hero from Zhaoqing City, Guangdong Province of the Qing dynasty.

Background[edit]

He was first mentioned in wuxia stories dating from the Qing dynasty (1644–1912), such as Shaolin Xiao Yingxiong (少林小英雄; Young Hero of Shaolin), Wan Nian Qing (萬年青) and Qianlong You Jiangnan (乾隆游江南; The Qianlong Emperor Visits Jiangnan). His father, Fong Tak (方德; Fang De), was a wealthy merchant, while his mother, Miu Tsui-fa (苗翠花; Miao Cuihua), was a martial arts expert. Fong was also associated with Hung Hei-gun and the Five Elders of the Southern Shaolin Monastery.

Stories about Fong have been adapted into films and television series since the 1950s. The most notable ones are the 1993 Hong Kong film Fong Sai-yuk and its sequel, which both starred Jet Li.

Portrayals in media[edit]

Films
Television series

See also[edit]